A seat and its double: on one side it encloses and protects, on the other it opens up and welcomes.

Base Colour
Caffè
Depth
103cm
Frame Material
Steel
Height
103cm
Packaging volume
1m3
Quilt Upholstery
A0867 - Divina 3 623 red
Seat Height
45cm
Upholstery
A0867 - Divina 3 623 red
Weight
52kg
Width
96cm

A clear ambivalence which elaborately separates form and content, image and concept, the name hood hints at this double function. The hood is both an ancient and contemporary urban symbol; it protects and frames the face but it can also hide it, signalling a refusal to communicate or interact. The impact is intense, and everything is a game of contrast: the three dimensional seat seems to imply the two-dimensionality of a drawing, the overlapping colours don’t divide but complement, tension isn’t alleviated but stabilized. Clarissa is a dynamic easy chair,ready for action but open to relaxation, the temporary suspension of activity. A combination of competition and collaboration, provocation and aesthetics.

Injected flame-retardant foam on steel frame. Swivel base in varnished steel or with oak cover. Clarissa cover is not removable; removable quilt is fixed with zipper.


Patricia Urquiola

Patricia Urquiola was born in Oviedo, Spain, and currently lives and works in Milan. She studied at the faculty of Architecture at the Madrid Politecnico and at Politecnico di Milano, where she graduated in 1989. From 1990 to 1996 she served as assistant professor to Achille Castiglioni and Eugenio Bettinelli at the Politecnico di Milano. During this time she has also led the

product development department at DePadova, where she designed together with Vico Magistretti. In 2001 she opened her studio of product design, display, and architecture. She has worked with leading manufacturers.

Urquiola has received prizes including Designer of the Year, Elle Decor International Design Awards, Chicago Athenaeum Good Design Award, and the Design Prize Cologne.


Moroso has been working in close collaboration with some of the world’s most talented designers to produce luxury sofas and seating since 1952.